Cabinteely Tidy Towns Team did a clean-up in Loughlinstown Wood as part of Tree Week on Saturday 7th March. For those who don't know it, the entrance to the wood is on the N11 at Loughlinstown, opposite Whelahans Off-Licence. See www.treecouncil.ie for further information and other ESB Tree Week events. Check out the Facebook link for Friends of Loughlinstown as well.
Cabinteely (Cabán tSíle in Irish, meaning "Sheila's Cabin") is a village in the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown in Dublin. It was once a rural village as can be seen from the layout of houses, shops and a church centered around a traditional crossroads. Here is a copy of the booklet we have provided if you want to learn more about Cabinteely.
Cabinteely Park is a public park comprising about 45 hectares on a portion of the land that immediately surrounds Cabinteely House. It contains many of the landscape features associated with such extensive properties of the 18th and early 19th centuries. These include the substantial boundary wall, gate lodges, ornate iron entrance gates, walled garden, circuitous approach road to the house, ha-ha ditch and informal groups of trees as well as continuous boundary tree planting containing a high proportion of beech. The Cabinteely Adventure Playground is a fantastic amenity for families and the Park also includes soccer fields, fitness stations and woodland trails.
Cabinteely library is a Carnegie Library, built in 1912 in the Arts and Crafts style. The facade consists of rough squared granite rubble and roughcast render. Architectural features include a copper cupola, tiled roof and leaded windows. The building was renovated in 1972. There is a garden to the rear where a biodiversity garden has been planted by the Tidy Towns group.